The famed 332nd Fighter group, known as the Tuskegee Airmen, were America’s first all “Black” Fighter squadrons.
Finally recognized sixty years after the fact for their contributions in WW2, the four Red Tail Fighter squadrons have been immortalized
in more than one big budget Movie, and the Red Tails are now rightfully recognized as heroes of WW2.
This paper model builds the P-51B aircraft “By Request” as flown by Captain Benjamin O. Davis.
Davis, who was assigned to the first training class at Tuskegee Army Air Field went on to command the 99th Fighter squadron and 332nd Fighter Group. During his fifty plus year career in the Military, he became the first African-American General in the USAF. Although he retired in 1970, he acquired full Generals rank (Four Stars) in 1998 by an act of then president Bill Clinton.
Paper Model Details:
over 200 parts including detailed construction diagrams and Fuselage and Wing formers.
Fully recessed and detailed Wheel Wells.
Fully detailed Landing Gear.
Complete detailed Cockpit.
Optional Clear or Printed canopies.
Optional Wing pylons.
Optional Drop Tanks.
Detailed graphic textures, with realistic weathering and surface features.
Degree of Difficulty: 3/5.
This model was previously published at ecardmodels.